We've waited a long time for Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga- and it looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer. The game was announced way back in June 2019 and it's been delayed quite a few times now. We know that there's going to be hundreds of playable characters and it's going to be much more open than Lego Star Wars games before it, but... It's been ages, right? Here's everything you need to know about what was revealed at Gamescom 2021's Opening Night Live.
RELEASE DATE - Updated timeline for Lego Star Wars
TT Games dropped a new Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga trailer at Gamescom 2021's Opening Night Live and here's what that means - We're not getting the next Lego Star Wars game for another few months.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is due to release in Spring 2022 - Yeah, that's a bit of a while away still. The lack of specificity suggests that the game could be delayed again, which would be heartbreaking, but we'll have to wait and see.
For now, you can check out the new trailer below:
When does Opening Night Live start?
- 11:00 August 25th - PST
- 14:00 August 25th - EST
- 19:00 August 25th - BST
Geoff Keighley has confirmed that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is going to appear alongside Call of Duty Vanguard, Far Cry 6, and a new Saints Row game during the Opening Night Live showcase presentation. It's due to be around two hours long and you should be able to watch it on Gamescom's official site and it's due to be co-streamed on YouTube and Twitch.
What are we expecting to see from Lego Star Wars?
First and foremost, we're expecting to see a release date. With Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga being based on The Skywalker Saga, it isn't going to throw up many surprises story-wise. That being said, though, we would like to see a little more gameplay footage.
Over the last several years, Lego games have undergone a transformation in the core mechanics of their gameplay. For better or worse, this was touched upon in Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we're keen to see how TT Games has continued to finesse this in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
In addition to this, fans of the original Lego Star Wars titles will want to see which "Hub Areas" are returning in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. We know that the following locations have been named as "Hub Areas" in the upcoming game - but does this mean Dex's Diner is back or somewhere else on Coruscant?
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Hub Areas
- Yavin 4;
- Starkiller Base;
- Ajan Kloss;
- Kef Bir;
Basically, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga looks as though it's going to be much more of an open-world experience than the original Lego Star Wars games. This doesn't mean there isn't going to be any references to the older titles - we just hope we see a few in any upcoming footage. Nostalgia is a hell of a thing.